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What I Spent

Well, I got the giggles when I started typing this post up because there were so many receipts and most of them were from stops Mr. FG made.

He is very willing to pop in at multiple stores to get various things, whereas I have zero tolerance for that. 

BJ's Warehouse Club receipts

I just really hate running errands, but he doesn’t mind at all. So, I am happy to slough that task off onto him as often as possible! 

  • $44 at BJ’s (Mr. FG)
  • $3 at Lidl (Mr. FG)
  • $19 at Harris Teeter (Mr. FG)
  • $3 at Sprouts (Mr. FG)
  • $3 at Weis (Mr. FG)
  • $9 at Aldi (Sonia)
  • $23 at Aldi (me)
  • $13 at Trader Joe’s (me)

And that all adds up to $117. Which I guess is proof that multiple stops does not always mean overspending will happen.

What We Ate


I had book club, so we all did a fend for yourself thing. I personally ate mashed potatoes topped with an egg and some salsa verde.

mashed potatoes with fried eggs.

A previous iteration, without the salsa, obviously.

I highly recommend adding something spicy to your serving of mashed potatoes. It’s so good!

Sometimes I mix in ground hot cherry peppers too. 


Ummmm….we had ham sandwiches.

<looks around sheepishly>



This was the night I got a rotisserie chicken, which we ate with sweet potato fries and watermelon.

A sheet pan of sweet potato fries.

(I mentioned this night in my Five Frugal Things post this week.)


I made a pan of chicken and biscuits (modified to be milk-free for Sonia) and we had raw fruit and veggies on the side.

homemade chicken and biscuits

Also, I’d gotten a bag of frozen green beans from the food pantry we volunteer with (they sometimes give us perishables when they are out of space) and I tried cooking them up.

But when I dumped them into the pan to sauté them, I just could not deal.

I am too used to crunchy, fresh, bright green beans and these ones were sad, limp, and a depressing green color.

Frozen green beans in a skillet.

Reader, I composted them.

Fresh green beans only for me!

Sautéed green beans in a skillet.


I grilled some burgers and cut up some fresh produce to eat on the side.

I also tried a Cook’s Country strawberry rhubarb skillet crisp recipe, which was really good, especially with ice cream.

Strawberry rhubarb crisp in a skillet.

Sorry this picture isn’t great. The sun had gone down!

Kind of like a pie, but waaaay less effort.

And as you know, I dislike pie crust anyway. A crumb topping is way better in my book: easier AND tastier.


We had pizza, which is a switch-up from our usual Friday habits!


Mr. FG and I are going out to eat and the girls will fend for themselves. 

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Edit Jeremias

Monday 21st of June 2021

I agree with you on the "crisp" 100%. I baked strawberry rhubarb crisp 3 or 4 times already this year. I wish I could cut back on the sugar in the recipe though.


Sunday 20th of June 2021

Saturday - takeout night, we got pizza Sunday - white chicken lasagna Monday - pulled pork, corn on the cob, broccoli Tuesday - crispy Parmesan chicken, pearl couscous, roast carrots Wednesday - salmon, zucchini, biscuits Thursday - Tomato and sausage risotto Friday - Trader Joe’s orange chicken and shrimp gyoza


Sunday 20th of June 2021

So, I follow my usual chicken and biscuit recipe, and instead of the called-for milk, I use a combo of chicken broth and heavy cream. Sonia tolerates heavy cream, and when it's thinned, it tends to behave kind of like milk.

My mods are milk free, but not dairy free.

I wonder if some sort of creamy non-dairy milk would work; something with a mild flavor that melds well with chicken.


Sunday 20th of June 2021

Can you share the recipe for the chicken and biscuits with the dairy free mods? I have two sons with milk allergies. Also, I’d be curious to see the rhubarb skillet recipe. Thanks!

Natalie J

Saturday 19th of June 2021

I grew up on canned green beans, so the first time I had fresh I thought they were so gross! I've come around to appreciating them though. Here's what we had this week: S: Drove home from the lake that day, so we had pineapple coconut chicken curry from the freezer over rice. M: Farro with crispy sausage and collard greens. This was a new recipe from a library cookbook, and it was just meh. T: Sausage, peppers, and onions on the grill. W: Leftovers R: Husband had a work dinner, so my daughter and I had all the seafood he won't eat haha. Miso salmon and shrimp cocktail, with corn on the cob. F: We had some friends over for dinner, and we tried a French dip crescent ring with some misfits melon on the side. It was really good! S: We had our traditional Saturday morning breakfast burritos to use up leftover veggies, and we're going to have leftovers tonight too.

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